If you love to sling on a backpack, head for the hills and do some wild camping, Trail Magazine is for you. Each issue is packed with: - Routes with full OS mapping - Reviews of the latest outdoor kit - The UK’s best outdoor writing - Exclusive picture and video content As the UK’s biggest and best-selling hillwalking magazine, we specialize in the most beautiful, most spectacular and most challenging regions of Britain and Europe – and inform you about all the tools you need to explore them. If you want adventure you’ll love Trail, and Trail will love you.
WE'VE FINALLY PEAKED
BASE CAMP YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE
"Waking in the dark, I hear a noise: 'Hello, can I come in the tent?'" • RUSS MOORHOUSE is on a mission to camp out on every Trail 100 peak - a challenge that spans four countries, 100 of the UK’s finest hills and mountains, and a punishing 88,339m of ascent. This month, his kids learn the value of a waterproof bivvy bag and an unexpected visitor joins him across the Irish Sea…
TRAIL Picks • Places we’ve been, things we've seen, and mountain-related stuff we like
THE OUTDOORS FIX
Feral goats of the British mountains
Out there • YOUR MOUNTAIN SNAPS & TALES FROM THE TRAILS
MOUNTAINS FOR THE MIND • Mountains for the Mind is Trail’s campaign to promote the benefits of being outside for better mental health. We believe in the power of mountains to change lives – and here’s just a small selection of the amazing things going on out there this month.
OSCAR'S EVEREST CHALLENGE
NEW EPIC TRAIL PEAK TO PUB • Peaks and pubs go together like dogs and bones, so what could be better than three glorious days in the PEAK DISTRICT of just that? (No car required; dog optional)
THE FIGHT FOR DARTMOOR'S SOUL • On 13 January Legislation was passed making it illegal to wild camp on Dartmoor and, therefore, anywhere in England and Wales. How did it come to this? And what’s being done to challenge one of the most controversial decisions to hit the British countryside in many years?
PASS TO PASS • Pass, hause, col, bealach, or bwlch. They’re the low parts of the high places, the sagging ground between mountains that allows us a way through. Their history goes back millennia, but they can still help us explore the mountains today.
HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS • Nowhere in the UK offers a more complete escape into the wilderness than Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. To help you plan your perfect backpacking adventure, Peter Edwards reveals some of his favourite routes from his new book, Scottish Wild Country Backpacking.
YOU'LL NEVER (QUITE) WALK ALONE • Less is more when it comes to being in the mountains. But are you ready to challenge and learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible? Are you ready to take the ultimate test?
HILL HACKS • SKILLS, TIPS & TRICKS TO GET YOU HIKING LIKE A PRO
[HOW TO] MEASURE THE GAS IN A USED CANISTER
[WHAT'S IN A NAME?]
THE WELSH 3000s
HOW TO WHITTLE • No, we don’t mean going on about something - we’re talking how to get back to nature with a bit of bushcraft.
Fleece gets serious • Remember when a fleece jacket was regarded as the most basic form of hiking insulation? Not any more. With modern fabrics and high-tech treatments, the trusty fleece is back on the front line.
MORE FROM POLARTEC • Fleece isn’t the only contribution Polartec has made to outdoor clothing.
3-season boots • 3-SEASON BOOTS are the go-to option for all sorts of adventures, from backpacking trips to classic hill days. As such, they offer both versatility and value: your reliable...